Understanding Of Biofeedback
Certain functions throughout the body like breathing and heart beat are involuntary. Learning methods to control these mechanical functions can help people who are struggling with addictions to feel empowered on their path to recovery.
Biofeedback Therapy works on helping the substance abuser consciously take charge of their mind and body functions.
This biofeedback data can be transferred to the patient as pictures, light flashes or repeating sounds. Because the body behaves in certain ways when under stress such as during withdrawal or when experiencing cravings, this information can help the patient to effectively use various methods to relax.
Electronic sensors are placed over the skin of the patient during biofeedback. The biological responses in the body of a person are then transmitted through the electronic sensors that are attached to the skin which give results in a medical device.
Overcoming Addiction And Biofeedback Rehabilitation
This technique can help people control their responses to body functions. This will the show what is needed on the patient's treatment and the doctors can design that.
There are many functions in our body that occur involuntarily. If a person is tense, nervous or in a stressful situation, these automatic reactions may worsen his state. Biofeedback medicine allows observing the body's involuntary reactions to emotional and physical stress.
Some of these body responses are
- Pulse rate
- Skin coldness level
- Blood pressure
- Muscle contractions
Withdrawal symptoms related to drugs or alcohol can often lead to physical stress and heightened involuntary responses. Withdrawal symptoms during detox like nervousness, hopelessness, unrelenting muscle pain and agitation can be treated using Biofeedback therapy.
The patient can know all the information about their involuntary body responses after it has been displayed by the biofeedback machine. The displays of these machines record all the responses such as heart rate and blood pressure in charts and pulses. When the light is blinking rapidly, the patient understands that he should do something relaxing in order to reduce the heartbeat rate. The pulsating light or image on the screen will slow down simultaneously as the heart rate does.
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Exercises Used In Biofeedback Therapy
- This is where people try to relax their minds and think only about the positive things in their life.
- Progressive Muscle Relaxation
- A technique that helps a recovering patient concentrate on relaxing tense muscles, but only one separate portion on muscles at a time.
- Guided Imagery
- One is required to create images in their mind that will keep them relaxed.
Methods Of Neurofeedback Therapy
EEQ treatment (another name "neurofeedback") is a subdivision of biofeedback medicine that aims at calming overstimulated brain. The brain's activity is usually interfered with when the person are using drugs. When the patient is undergoing stress or experiencing unhappy and unsettling issues, the brain might send out these irregular signals. Neurofeedback is just a subset of biofeedback, which can help restore the brain waves back to a healthy condition as they were before the addiction.
This techniques helps people not to go back to the use of the drugs when they start the recovery process.
The biofeedback technique of recovery are in a number of rehabs and we can link you with one.
Biofeedback And Other Dependency Treatment Methods
A health expert with special tools is usually the one to administer the biofeedback therapy. At home, there are special applications for smartphones that can also be used to provide some biofeedback.
It takes less than an hour for one remedy session. The number of therapy sessions reduce if a person has not been using drugs for a long time. The stronger the addiction, the longer the sessions will take some taking as many as 50 sessions.
Biofeedback medicine does not feature techniques involving puncturing the skin. It is one of the best options if you are having trouble using the medicines to get over your addiction. Biofeedback therapy is a treatment which is free from medications and therefore, is also helpful for women recovering from addictions during their pregnancy.
Biofeedback as well as neurofeedback treatment provide patients with psychological benefit for their struggle against addiction.
Patient have better control over their healing process when they understand how addiction affects their physique and spirit, and what can be done to change the consequences.
Mental illnesses resulting from drug and alcohol addiction are treatable with Biofeedback therapy. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD and Post-traumatic stress disorder are some of the mental problems that can be helped using this method.
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Biofeedback therapy is offered by inpatient and outpatient drug rehab programs and can assist in recovering addicts to get a better understanding of their treatment needs. When used to complement other treatment methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback therapy can be quite effective. Non conventional treatment methods such as holistic therapies also work well with this treatment.
A number of treatment centres can offer comprehensive addiction treatment plans, which include various treatments along with biofeedback therapies. To get started on the road to recovery, get in touch with us on 0800 246 1509.